DJ

Blake Madden - Wedding DJ

Wedding at Weyerhauser Mansion – Photo by Dawn Hildebrand

I am a full service DJ available for parties, corporate events, and weddings. I spent 3 seasons working for Luna Bella Events as a contract DJ, and have worked independently since.

What does ‘full service’ mean to me? It means I bring all my own sound equipment and lighting; I show up early and well-dressed; I am polite, friendly, and accommodating to your guests; I handle all event MCing as needed; and my playlist is your playlist. I meet with all clients beforehand to make sure we are on the same page for all event aspects: schedule, music, locations, etc.

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Over the years, I have upgraded my equipment and practices to handle almost any location and circumstance, from a riverside ceremony on a ranch, to one on the top of Kite Hill at Gasworks Park.

Check out my equipment list below:

  • Digital DJ rig (including Macbook computer, Denon digital mixer, and audio mixer)
  • Wireless Microphone
  • 2 Yamaha D12 PA speakers
  • Portable battery-powered Alesis speaker 
  • Portable AC power source
  • 1-2 DJ “dance” lights
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Testimonials

“Blake was an absolutely fantastic DJ and MC; we couldn’t have been happier with our decision to book him for our wedding.  We gave him very little guidance regarding the type of music we wanted, but he managed to come up with a unique, fun playlist that fit our style and that had broad appeal.  He was great at reading the crowd and at making smooth transitions from one activity to the next.  Everyone from our friends to our grandparents friends got out on the dance floor.  At one point in the night, the ENTIRE wedding attendance joined up in a congo line around the room!  It was one of my favorite moments from our wedding, and I don’t think it would have happened if Blake hadn’t gotten everyone into the party mood with his awesome DJing and excellent MCing.  Numerous guests told us afterward how much they loved the music and how they had sore throats the next day from singing along with all the songs.  Thank you, Blake, for making our night so memorable!!”

— Mike & Becka Johnson-Poppe

“My wife and I are extremely happy with the job Blake did for our wedding.  From our initial meeting, we knew we could count on this guy. And he delivered….meeting all expectations.  I even had an unusual request that required him to splice a couple of songs together and cut in and out of those songs at certain points.  He nailed it, making the mother-groom dance a big hit. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ.”

— Vince & Bianca Longbucco

“Wedding planning can be a lot of fun, and it can also be a lot of work. Hiring and working with Blake was the best decision we made for our wedding reception! Blake is great to work with: he’s responsive, flexible, and made it easy to provide some direction for music choices, and yet is a professional and was able to manage the reception as the DJ and emcee so that we and our guests had a fantastic evening. Several people have since commented that he was the best DJ, and we couldn’t agree more! Blake was also kind enough to provide a microphone and speakers for our wedding officiant since our wedding was outdoors, making it possible for everyone to hear our ceremony. Blake is awesome and hiring him is one of the best decisions you will make for your wedding/event planning.”

— Paul & Lynn Dewold

Below is a list of venues I have DJed and am familiar with:

  • Blue Ribbon Catering Company
  • Seattle Design Center
  • Court in the Square
  • Weyerhauser Mansion
  • Georgetown Ballroom
  • Georgetown Stables
  • Springwood Ranch
  • The Comet Tavern
  • Hazelwood Bar
  • Golden Gardens Bathhouse
  • Lake Washington Row House
  • Rosehill Community Center
  • The Vera Project
  • Neumos
  • The Skylark
  • Hidden Meadows
  • St. Marks Episcopal Cathedral
  • Monte Cristo Ballroom
  • Skansonia
  • NW Life Church
  • Sanders Estate
  • Salish Lodge

Head to my contact page and drop me a line to discuss availability and rates.